Pope 'ashamed' over French clergy sex abuse report

"I would like to express to the victims my sadness, sorrow for the trauma they have suffered and also my shame, our shame, for the church's inability, for too long, to put them at the center of its concerns," Francis said at his weekly general audience.

A report, released on Tuesday (October 6), revealed the French clergy had abused around 216,000 children over the last 70 years.

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